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Re: Emacs as a desktop environment

From: Tom Tromey
Subject: Re: Emacs as a desktop environment
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 11:50:01 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Ted> No, that's going the other way.  I want an Emacs instance to *be* the
Ted> system tray (and workspace indicator, and basically everything that
Ted> makes a desktop environment except the window manager and the
Ted> applications themselves).


Ted> Can the system tray interface be implemented
Ted> as a protocol or does it need C code?

I believe tray icons still need C code, or at least some proxy; e.g., it
could probably be done by embedding a bunch of PyGtk code in the elisp
(my approach is hacked up version of "zenity").  In the Gnome 3 shell
maybe the same effect can be had via javascript, I'm not sure.


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